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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8bd20000Below is a collection of audio snapshots of some of New Hampshire's most memorable people, places and events.NHPR's Audio Postcards were awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2005 Best Documentary Category by the New Hampshire Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Wanna Sing "The Messiah"?

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It's hard to imagine Christmas without a choir singing Handel's Messiah.

In recent years a new tradition has developed: the 'Messiah-sing.'

It operates like a pick-up basketball game. Anyone who wants to sing the Messiah shows up at a concert hall with music in-hand. Tenors sit with tenors and sopranos with sopranos. And then -- without rehearsal -- the concert begins.

New Hampshire Public Radio correspondent Doug MacPherson attended one-such Messiah-sing at the Music Hall in Portsmouth.

He filed this audio postcard.

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